Factor Mobility

Factor Mobility

The ease with which the means of production (that is, land, labor, capital and sometimes entrepreneurship) can be moved to another location or put to a different use. For example, capital has factor mobility if one may easily sell one security and purchase another, or move money to another bank or town. A country or region with greater factor mobility may experience greater economic success.
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Outward migration and inward FDI: Factor mobility between eastern and western Europe.
My more recent research has explored how factor mobility across locations influences the welfare gains from trade in goods.
The structural correction of accumulated macroeconomic imbalances requires a predictable institutional and tax framework, the sustained reduction of the public debt levels, and the pursuance of structural reforms fostering investment, innovation and factor mobility.
The increase in factor mobility and improved communication systems make tax bases more mobile and make tax avoidance less costly.
Transport improvements are required to connect markets, boost factor mobility, and help modernise Ghana's urban economies.
Here, several speakers emphasized that the rich literature on optimum currency areas can be a valuable reference, as it discusses mitigating factors such as factor mobility, diversification, financial integration, and fiscal mechanisms in the face of such asymmetric shocks.
In the absence of full wage and price flexibility, the criteria for constituting an OCA is the existence of a high degree of production factor mobility within the area in question.
Communality values, eigen values and factor mobility properties indicate that the concentrations of Fe, Cr influenced by surface water and ground water form a ferrochrome which occurred earlier than Ni, Co in settling ponds.
The neighboring countries in South Asia having political animosities are not ready to take advantage of the interactions between geography, transportation, factor mobility and scale economies.
Nineteen contributions are arranged under the broad themes of factor mobility (transnational corporations, labor migration); agriculture and environment; and quantification of effects of integration.
In fact, if diminishing marginal returns were always valid, with factor mobility economic activities would be relatively uniformly distributed over space: Cities may disappear, and the huge income differences between developed countries and developing countries may disappear.
Absent factor mobility, fiscal transfers across countries could also ease the adjustment to temporary shocks without recourse to exchange-rate changes.